Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation Like this.
Further mutations and successor memes, if any.
The name of RWBY character Jaune was often mispelled as Juane. The common joke was, no, Juane Arc was his Spanish cousin.◊ This has lead to a bout of silliness where everyone◊ gets a sombrero and moustache photoshopped onto them.
It's also a gun. Explanation Ruby describing the capabilities of her weapon; the sentence has become a joke regarding the series' improbable hybrid weapons.
"Boop!" note Nora "boops" Lie Ren on the nose. It took approximately two minutes for every fan of the series to start adding "Boop!" to the ends of their messages.
"Let's break his legs!" Explanation Nora's idea on how to deal with local Jerkass Cardin has been flanderized by the fandom into her go-to solution for any problem.
Winter is coming.note When it was revealed that Weiss had an as-yet-unseen sister named Winter, the fandom co-opted this meme.
"If you think about it, fighting and [x] aren't so different." Explanation Ozpin tells Ruby that "fighting and dancing aren't so different" during the school dance. The fandom quickly latched onto that, having Ozpin comparing other things to fighting, such as fighting and cooking, or fighting and reading, or fighting and fighting.
People tend to take the scene with Ruby eating cookies and run away with it, making them her Trademark Favorite Food in fandom.
Great Weiss SharkExplanation A tumblr user combined a gif of Weiss slowly appearing behind Ruby in episode 3 with Jaws music. Puns quickly followed, and Weiss suddenly became associatedwithgreat whites. At this point there even exists an RP blog for a shark Faunus Weiss.
Blake being fed up with everyone around her making cat puns.Explanation After Blake was revealed to be a cat Faunus, there was an explosion of fanart depicting her as a cat or people making cat jokes around her. This prompted a second wave of fanart of Blake being annoyed by all this cat silliness.
Volume 2, now with DIVERSITY!Explanation A few early screens of Volume 2 revealed that there are now multicultural characters, burying complaints about every character being distinctly white.
"Notice me, Cinder-senpai!" Fandom agrees that Emerald has a bit of a crush on Cinder. This is a variation of an older meme.
Fans telling Monty Oum that he needs to get some sleep (Monty is a well-known workaholic and often looks somewhat tired in interviews).
And, to the surprise of no one, X is Y.Explanation A lot of the plot points that were supposed to be major spoilers were guessed almost instantly. Case in point, Blake being a Faunus and Penny being a robot
JNPR dancing works with everything.Explanation The Team JNPR dance sequence was an instant fandom hit, and people began setting the dance to whatever songs they could think of. Monty himself got in on it by replacing JNPR with other characters performing the dance.
The Colorful Theme Naming is JUSTIFIED?Explanation As it turns out, there's a totally justified reason for everyone's name being a color, rather than just because. It's in homage to a war eighty years ago that, at least part of it, was to stifle the arts.
Ozpin's weapon being his coffee mug, with images of one with a pistol grip as a potential design. Oobleck beat him to it, however. It transforms into a flamethrower/blunt spear. Something to note, coffee doesn't catch fire, alcohol does.
Potatos. Potato Explanation A meme that cropped on up reddit's /r/RWBY board. One user humorously disagreed with another user's theory with the line "Your theory is potato. Literally potato." Now every wacky, out-there theory is referred to as a "potato theory", and various things are referred to as being "literally potato" whenever speculated about.
On that day, humanity received a Grimm reminder. Explanation The scene in "No Brakes" where Grimm break into Vale reminded many a fan of the opening scene of Attack on Titan.
"Knock, knock! It's me, the Ratboy Genius!"Explanation The titular character's Catch Phrase.
"Nark, nark!"Explanation The Synthetic Voice Acting makes the above phrase sound like this (also spelled "narc, narc").
"Yiff, yiff!"Explanation A variant of the above phrase, originating from a piece of Tumblr fanart.
"There are many things that need to be erased."Explanation A quote from Little King John, which was referenced by the popular game Cookie Clicker.
Potato knishes.Explanation One of the channel's most (in)famous videos is Little King John's song "Potato Knishes", where he sings about the titular foodstuff (among other things) while contorting in various strange ways.
TROGDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!Explanation Trogdor in general, made in the sbemail "dragon", quickly became one of the most popular characters (particularly said email's song, of which the Metal Scream is quoted here).